Veteran skateboard illustrators Russ Pope and Lucas Beaufort teamed up for a live impromptu paint session at the Orchard shop in Boston, MA earlier this Summer. The result is "Freestyle" a watercolor collaboration featuring the whimsical characters of each artist's world at play in ours.
"I started drawing as a little guy and was told that I was good at it. Every kid is told that, but I believed it and took it to heart. My uncle was a painter and I saw his work around my grandparents house. Like most kids I think, I was also inspired by comic book art and Doctor Seuss."
"My name is Lucas Beaufort, I’am a 35 years old French dreamer. I was born in Cannes and still live around. When I was a kid I used to have a lot of nightmares. It can seem weird but all the monsters I was afraid of now became my friends. I’m a real skate rat. I love to spend time watching stuff on internet. There are so many things today, not easy to stay on top. I’m pretty nostalgic of the 90s. When a skate video came out it was crazy. I guess that what emerges from my art comes from the 90s."
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